Category: greatdane

Help me grow this page! Thank you to everyone …

Help me grow this page! Thank you to everyone who’s been down with me and ❤️ what I’m doing as I will continue to keep doing so. I enjoy writing about dogs, their history, training tips and sharing interesting stories about them. To future followers, thank you in advance 🙏🏼 I promise to continue to post fun and interesting dog related info. #letsgo

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The perfect crop can be the perfect flop! Ear …

The perfect crop can be the perfect flop! Ear cropping can come with mixed emotions. Some think it’s inhumane while others wouldn’t recognize a breed unless its ears were cropped. A step by step of what you should know about cropping your pets ears.

First make sure pup is up to date on shots and ideally be between 9 and 12 weeks of age, older dogs can be cropped but it’s more complicated. Before surgery, be sure to withhold food for 12 hrs as it can cause vomiting and aspiration (inhaling of its vomit)

A qualified Veterinarian will go over the style of crop and which will best fit your dog. During surgery, ears will bleed as they are quite vascular. Once cut and styled the ears are sutured. A couple hours out of surgery, your pup will be ready to go home where the real care begins. Ears can bleed for a few days after surgery. They will be sore and painful to touch or when your pup attempts to scratch at the sutures.

Throughly removing scabs will speed up the recovery process by half the time. Ears can be cleaned using peroxide, drenching on a paper towel and wiping the scabs off. Once scabs are removed, some bleeding will happen. Use a triple antibiotic ointment prescribed by your vet to moisten and protect the dogs ears. Missing a day of cleaning can cause excess scabbing. Genetics plays a role as well as length and style of ear crop. Breeds like Pit Bulls and Cane Corso will stand faster than a Great Dane.

This part takes a lot of patience,
taping of the ears. Taping begins once sutures are off, the process of taping can take upwards to a couple of months depending on style and breed. Taping should only be done by a professional, if the taping is too tight irreversible problems will occur, if done too loose, they’ll never never stand up correctly.

If the tape gets wet, take them off immediately as an infection can happen. If they are coming off, take them all the way off and take the dog to be re-taped.

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#pitbull #boxers #presacanario #canecorso #dobes #bulldog #dog #dogs #dogstagram #instadog #instagram #pets #greatdane #puppies #pups (at Pomona Valley Mining Co.)
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It’s not the word that a dog begins to underst…

It’s not the word that a dog begins to understand, but the actual sound of the word attributed to the language being spoken. After hearing the word/sound “sit” many times, a dog will eventually associate it with the behavior.

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An average dog identifies 150 or so words/sounds by association, with some dogs learning 250 or more. A Border Collie named Chaser takes the cake, it was reported that he knew the distinct names of 1022 objects including 800 different dog toys.

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In multi-cultural homes, dogs are becoming multi-linguistic. Learning an object such as “ball” can be said in different languages yielding the same result.

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#english #spanish #french #language #dog #doglover #dogsofinstagram #puppy #puppylove #pets #family #instagood #instadogs #toys #bordercollie #labs #dogstagram #germanshepherd #pitbull #bulldog #mastiff #yorkie #maltese #educate #greatdane #cockerspaniel
(at Downtown Library)
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Did you know? . •Historically ear cropping a…

Did you know?

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•Historically ear cropping and tail docking was done for practical reasons, such as avoiding accidental amputations in the course of work (minimizing a potential injury)

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•WAR dogs engaged in battle were easy targets for maiming. Therefore removal of ears and tails was done to lessen the chances.

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•Fighting dogs ears were trimmed so to not allow an opponent an advantage in a pit.

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•Breeders of certain breeds began the removal of ears and tails for cosmetic purposes to suit a breed standard. Even today, the American Kennel Club (AKC) deems the practices as “integral to defining and preserving breed character” in certain breeds

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•Yet what many don’t know about the history was it also indicated if a dog was of working stock and not a pet, in which the dog was subjected to taxation.

#dogs #dog #boxer #doberman #greatdane #pitbull #rottweiler #canecorso #presacanario #giantschnauzer #dogoargentino #instagood #instadog #pets #earcrop #vet #cosmetic #history #facts #puppies #puppy #doglover #friends #bulldog #mastiff #vidoftheday (at West Hills, California)
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Last week I had a sort of impromptu lesson set…

Last week I had a sort of impromptu lesson set up at a park in the valley for some of my clients. Worked on issues that we can’t address working individually, with dogs and owners switching up helping each other.

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On a future session, I’ll invite a discriminate few who’s interested in a meet/greet regarding training their dog. If interested shoot me your name, breed and issue you’re having with your dog.

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The different breeds of dogs that served diffe…

The different breeds of dogs that served different purposes in our lives was the inspiration behind this quote. Not every breed is the perfect one but every dog has a special thing about them.

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Share that special quality about your dog and what it is to you.

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1906 America when it was still great? I’m not …

1906 America when it was still great? I’m not going there but sometimes I wish I can go back (for the dogs of course) that were available back then. A time before “for profit” breeding with dogs being brought with immigrants pouring into the country

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A healthy, physically MORE correct and purposeful Dane versus ones readily available today.

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The Boston terrier with his ears cropped is something you don’t see within the breed anymore.

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#europe #immigrants #immigration #greatdane #bostonterrier #black #white #blackandwhitephotography #dog #dogs #history #dogstagram #instadog #instagood #educate #puppiesofinstagram #people #life #america #europe #americaisgreat #weekendvibes #breedsofpurpose (at San Diego, California)
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This picture is not photoshopped, Wolves are l…

This picture is not photoshopped, Wolves are large animals. The largest wolf subspecies in the world is Canis Lupus Occidentalis, also known as the Mackenzie Valley Wolf or as the Alaskan/Canadian Timberwolf. It typically stands about 32–34 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 110 and 175 pounds with reports of wolves as large as 235 pounds.

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Its a powerfully built animal with evolution on it’s side helping it to develop thick long limbs for traversing through rough terrain such as deep snow or the cliffy edges of the Rocky Mountains. Its deep chest hosts large lungs, letting it breathe efficiently at higher altitudes and allowing it to exert huge amounts of stamina. This stamina enables the wolf to travel up to 70 miles in one day.

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Its powerful neck is a very important adaptation; it has to be strong to support the wolf’s large head and is crucial for bringing down prey. The skull is 12 inches long and can support a much larger brain, and is armed with an impressive array of large canines and carnassial teeth which, and when coupled with huge jaw muscles, gives it an incredible bite force that is strong enough to break the bones of prey and even crack the femur of moose.

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It is not uncommon for a pack of wolves to bring down a bison. The strength of these animals individually are above any domesticated dogs but in a pack, it’s downright destructive. So for those that call me talking about their breed can take out a wolf (wild animal) please rethink and use some common sense and discretion.

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Note: a difference between a dog and a wolf when fighting is a dog will fight and walk away from the battle when done whereas a wolf will fight til the end and eat the dog.

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#wolves #wolf #wolfpacks #picture #picoftheday #dog #dogs #pets #wildanimals #forest #hunting #hunter #kangal #canecorso #anatolianshepherd #greatdane #pitbull #bulldog #puppies #pups #fighting #northamerica #canada #bison #moose #nature (at Lake Balboa, Los Angeles)
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FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION is a 20th-century princi…

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION is a 20th-century principle which says that an object should primarily relate to its intended function or purpose.
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This is important to note as many breeds today don’t follow this principle. In fact breeding for extremism is more common than functionality and without function then form will not follow.

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This is what an ENGLISH MASTIFF should look like. The perfect balance of front to back to height, even weight distribution throughout its frame and the overall structure is impeccable on this dog. It should be noted that he’s not as wrinkled, sloppy or overly massive, as today’s dogs. Take note how alert he appears and gives the appearance of a dog with endless amounts of energy.
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This picture was likely taken sometime in the early 1900’s and if you know what today’s MASTIFF looks like (slide right to see) it’s a different breed we are comparing. Over a short amount of time a more extreme version has been promoted versus the dog pictured.
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So why don’t dogs follow the same pattern as before? The reason is the purpose of many breeds isn’t coveted as it once was and breeders breed for the show ring to compete in conformation rather than any workability and functionality. Add to the fact that breed clubs and parent registry AKC, the American Kennel Club pushes for dogs to look or exceed conformation standards that promote extremisms.
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In your own opinion did modern breeding practices improve today’s dogs or make them impractical physically?
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Obedience training should be fun and to the po…

Obedience training should be fun and to the point. Yesterday’s lesson consisted of working Zulu and Dräco together for the first time. After weeks of individual workouts and conditioning of new deportments I was able to put two (2) clients dogs, both 6months old to work together.

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